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Friday, December 19, 2008

 

Postal Worker Steals Gold from Mail but Did Not Read The Return Address

2008-12-19 04:55:57
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. -A Detroit-area postal worker has been charged with stealing gold from the mail after he tried to pawn his treasure to the shop that had shipped it.
The postal worker sold the gold on Nov. 7 to G&S Brokers pawn shop for $320. Authorities told The Detroit News that jeweler James Zelinske recognized the gold because he had melted and mailed it to a business in Ann Arbor.
Zelinske had insured the parcel of gold for $1,000.
The postal worker has been charged with embezzling mail from the Mount Clemens post office. He appeared Thursday in federal court in Detroit. Court records did not identify his lawyer.
Information from: The Detroit News, http://www.detnews.com

Comments:
Stories like that give you the warm-fuzzies! I bought a cheap piece of jewelry on ebay several years ago, noticing the small priority box had been compromised ... during shipment ... with an opening large enough for someone to stick their finger in and rifle through the contents.
I had a mailperson who took my magazines home, read them and then put them in my box a week later.   After a chat - he stopped.
No fooling - I am not making this up. Someone once sent me a postcard and in the message he put in parentheses "the postman will think we're nuts."   Beneath it was written "Yup, I sure do!"
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